The NBA Rising Stars Challenge 2014 live stream and televised coverage arrives on Friday night as Team Hill takes on Team Webber. Some of the NBA's brightest young players will be in action on the court, including Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers who is looking to become the first-ever in NBA history to participate in all five All-Star events this weekend. The latest televised and live streaming NBA All Star coverage arrives courtesy of TNT sources on Friday night.
According to SB Nation in their Feb. 14 report, former NBA stars and current NBA personalities, Grant Hill and Chris Webber, each drafted teams to make up tonight’s annual “Rookies vs. Sophomores” game. Hill’s team will feature the rookies, while Webber’s features sophomore players. Among those on Team Hill are Damian Lillard and Bradley Beal, along with Harrison Barnes, Dion Waiters, Andre Drummond, Miles Plumlee, Terrence Jones, Jonas Valunciunas and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Hill’s team features Pacers’ assistant coach Nate McMillan calling the plays.
As for Chris Webber’s squad, his sophomore team features some great talent as well. Among them will be Trey Burke, Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo, Steven Adams, Tim Hardaway Jr., Mason Plumlee, Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk. Hometown favorite Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans will also be on the squad, and is one of the few players in this game, along with Lillard, who will also be a participant in Sunday’s All-Star Game. Oklahoma City Thunder's Rex Kalamian will be running things for the sidelines for the Webber’s team of sophomores.
While there aren’t odds for the game itself, there are odds on who will capture tonight’s MVP award. According to Orlando Pinstriped Post, Davis currently leads all players tonight as a 3 to 1 favorite, trailed by Lillard at 9 to 2, Carter-Williams at 8 to 1, and then Andre Drummond at 10 to 1. Harrison Barnes, Bradley Beal, Trey Burke and Victor Oladipo are all 12-1 favorites to win Rising Stars 2014 MVP.
Friday night's NBA Rising Stars Challenge 2014 has a scheduled start time of 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Television viewers can watch the event from the Smoothie King Center on TNT in standard and hi-definition formats. In addition, the TNT Overtime website will allow viewers around the nation to watch the live streaming online coverage of tonight's event. This special website will feature multiple cameras from around the court Friday night to catch all the action on the hardwood.